Course Agenda

    1. Instructions

    1. Pretest Instructions

    2. Pretest

    1. Course Overview

    1. Print Instructor’s PPT Slide Presentation Handout

    2. Video 1: Introduction / Definitions of Elder and Dependent Adults (7.37 minutes)

    3. Required Video: Strengthening the Structure of Justice to Prevent Elder Abuse (3.24 minutes)

    4. Video 2: Foundational Overview of Elder/Depend Adult Abuse (12.29 minutes)

    1. Video 3: Types of Abuse - Part 1 (10.46 minutes)

    2. Required Video: Romance Scam (5.37 minutes)

    3. Video 4: Types of Abuse - Part 2 (8.34 minutes)

    4. Video 5: Elder Abuse: CA State Mandated Reporting (13.27 minutes)

    1. Video 6: Intersectionality, Services, and Resources (20.59 minutes)

    2. Video 7: Q&A / Conclusion (23.32 minutes)

About this course

  • $18.00
  • 17 lessons

Course Details

Course Description

This workshop will benefit social workers and advocates working in aging services and/or with dependent disabled adults in California. Participants will develop knowledge on micro and macro issues faced by victims of elder/depended adult abuse. The focus of this workshop is to build knowledge around the relationship between ageism and abuse including intersectionality among other marginalized communities; how to recognize abuse in a variety of situations and contexts; when and where to report abuse; benefits and limitations to protective service support; and secondary interventions recommended for adult abuse survivors including legal advocacy, safety planning, therapy, and support groups.

Target Audience

This course was created for mandated reporters - such as social workers, behavioral health practitioners, case managers, and other service providers - who provide services to older and dependent adults, and their families. This course provides law and ethics credits. Although this course is California law-specific, it provides a comprehensive overview of the types of elder and dependent adult abuse and signs practitioners should assess for.

Learning Objectives

After completing this course, the reader will be able to do the following:

  • Describe structural issues that put older adults and dependent adults at risk for abuse, and serve as protective factors to prevent abuse.
  • Describe individual/micro risk factors for adult abuse.
  • Name the 5 types of elder/dependent adult abuse and signs/symptoms for each type of abuse.
  • Describe situations that require filing an Adult Protective Services report.
  • Identify which agencies to file reports of adult abuse depending on situation and setting.
  • Identify concerns reporting parties experience when reporting adult abuse.
  • Describe interventions utilized by Adult Protective Services and other 1st responders to adult abuse.
  • Identify supportive interventions utilized by aging services and victim service providers to support older adults experiencing abuse.

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